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Traveling from Hannover to Aachen by train

Looking to travel from Hannover to Aachen by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 5 hours 1 minute to travel from Hannover to Aachen by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 36 minutes though. You'll usually find 36 trains per day running along the 309 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Aachen. You'll be traveling with ICE, DB or FlixTrain on your way to Aachen, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead and book your train tickets in advance if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Just start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices for trains from Hannover to Aachen.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Aachen by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Hannover to Aachen by train

First train

3:13 am

Last train

10:09 pm

Departure station

Hannover

Arrival station

Aachen

Journey time

From 3h 36m

Distance

192 miles (309 km)

Frequency

36 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Hannover to Aachen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hannover to Aachen for Tuesday Jul 30th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:40 am 3:17 pm 3h 37m, 2 changes
11:40 am 3:41 pm 4h 1m, 1 change
11:56 am 4:12 pm 4h 16m, direct
12:31 pm 4:12 pm 3h 41m, 1 change
12:40 pm 5:07 pm 4h 27m, 2 changes
1:40 pm 5:16 pm 3h 36m, 1 change
1:56 pm 5:49 pm 3h 53m, direct
2:31 pm 6:18 pm 3h 47m, 1 change
2:40 pm 7:07 pm 4h 27m, 2 changes
3:40 pm 7:16 pm 3h 36m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and FlixTrain trains from Hannover to Aachen

You can travel from Hannover to Aachen on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and FlixTrain trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

Intercity Express (ICE) and FlixTrain classes from Hannover to Aachen

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity Express (ICE) and FlixTrain when traveling from Hannover to Aachen.

Onboard services on Intercity Express (ICE) and FlixTrain

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Hannover to Aachen.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

You can take as much baggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Baggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Baggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead baggage rack. The standard dimensions of baggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm (27.5 x 19.6 x 11.8 inches). Larger items of baggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large baggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When traveling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

If you’re traveling on an ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favorite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not traveling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

When traveling with Flixtrain, you can take the following baggage for free: 1x carry-on bag with max dimensions 42 x 30 x 18 cm and 7kg (16.5 x 11.8 x 7 inches and 15.4 pounds) and 1x checked bag with max dimensions 80 x 50 x 30 cm and 20kg (31.4 x 19.6 x 11.8 inches and 44 pounds).

For safety reasons, you must stow your carry-on bag beneath your seat, or in the overhead compartment above your seat.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Currently, FlixTrain does not offer a food and drink service. However, you may bring food and drink with you to enjoy on the train.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

On FlixTrain services, you can connect to the free WiFi to surf the internet, chat with friends, check your emails and more.

If you’re worried about your battery life, you can charge your devices by connecting to the power sockets or USB outlets at your seat.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children up to 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Children between 6 and 14 years old can travel alone with a declaration of consent from their parent or guardian. Keep an eye out for special discounts, as FlixTrain offer cheap tickets for children less than 15 years old.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

All FlixTrains are equipped with reservable bicycle storage. Bikes must be standard size and not exceed 20kg (45 pounds). To bring your bicycle on board, you must reserve a space with FlixTrain.

PetPetPets

In Germany, passengers may take pets that are up to the size of a house cat carried in a secure container at no cost. If you want to take a dog with you on the train which is larger than a house cat, provided it is on a leash and wearing a muzzle, you can purchase an extra ticket at the child's price. Guide and assistance dogs travel for free.

In Sweden, pets may not be transported on trains. The only exception is for guide and assistance dogs.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Passengers with limited mobility who require assistance with boarding and embarking should contact FlixTrain to book one of the designated seats provided. FlixTrain transport foldable wheelchairs, walking aids and other mobility devices for free.

Cheap train tickets from Hannover to Aachen

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Hannover to Aachen by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

FAQs for Hannover to Aachen

Want to know more about your journey from Hannover to Aachen? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Hannover to Aachen take?

The average journey time by train between Hannover and Aachen is 5 hours and 1 minute, with around 36 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Hannover and Aachen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hannover to Aachen is 3 hours and 36 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Hannover to Aachen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hannover to Aachen without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Hannover to Aachen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Hannover to Aachen leave?

The first train from Hannover to Aachen leaves at 03:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Hannover to Aachen leave?

The last train from Hannover to Aachen leaves at 22:09. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Hannover and Aachen by train?

Trains travelling from Hannover to Aachen cover a distance of around 192 miles (309 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Aachen to Hannover.


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